Local entrepreneur Connor Firmender has partnered with the SWFL Community Foundation and United Way to launch a week-long Birthday Fundraising Campaign, for COVID relief efforts.

“I wanted to do something special for my 23rd birthday this year, and I couldn’t think of anything more special than gathering donations for our communities in need of relief.” – Connor Firmender, CEO and Co-Founder of Fieldr

On April 21st, I’ll be turning 23-years-old and I want to do something special with the community. I want to give back. I’ve come up with the thought of collecting donations as a “birthday gift” to give directly to nonprofits.

Why nonprofits? Agencies such as Southwest Florida Community Foundation and United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Counties are running COVID relief campaigns for people in need. Here in Southwest Florida, we have noticed the greatest need is food supplies. Organizations such as Community Cooperative and the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Inc. have put together mobile food drives for families and individuals to collect needed groceries.

I’ve partnered directly with Southwest Florida Community Foundation and United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Counties, to bring you “Connor’s 23rd Birthday Fundraiser for COVID Relief Efforts.” For ONE WEEK ONLY starting right now, I will be collecting donations of any amount to give directly to the SWFL Emergency Relief Fund.

Please join me in donating to this cause Now until Midnight on Tuesday, April 21st.
1. Text GIVESWFL to 444999
2. Go directly to the Foundations website
3. Venmo
4. CashApp
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
https://youtu.be/IRUenGLZshk
https://floridacommunity.com/swflrelief/

About Connor: Originally from Danbury, CT, I picked up my life and moved it down to sunny Estero, FL in 2015. Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University’s School of Entrepreneurship, where I successfully launched two startups during so; one in the entertainment industry and one in the software tech industry. I sit on the Estero Legacy Leadership Forum, Career Advisory Boards for Lee County Public Schools, Education Volunteer for Collier County NAF Academy, Facilitator for LeaderShape, and an Education Ambassador for Junior Achievement.